Paph philippinense

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JawDroppingSlippers

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After purchasing the Paph philippinense from Orchid Inn in February, it quickly grew a spike and by April the first of four flowers started to open up. Over the past month as the flowers matured, the petals started to twist 😊. The first three flowers opened nicely, but as the tip got heavier I decided to snip the third flower, perhaps giving the last one a chance to further develop. The cut flower was not wasted but preserved dried using activa silica gel.
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Lovely flowers. 👌 With this long twisted petals and the lack of green markings in the staminode might this be var. roebellenii ?
 

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Thank you for the compliments.
It‘s a Paph. philippinense x sib ('Super Twister' x 'Alford' AM/AOS). I read somewhere in this forum that higher humidity helps with twisting so I had this very close to a reptile fogger while in spike, about 8-12 inches away. The last bloom is starting to open up now 😊
 

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After purchasing the Paph philippinense from Orchid Inn in February, it quickly grew a spike and by April the first of four flowers started to open up. Over the past month as the flowers matured, the petals started to twist 😊. The first three flowers opened nicely, but as the tip got heavier I decided to snip the third flower, perhaps giving the last one a chance to further develop. The cut flower was not wasted but preserved dried using activa silica gel.
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Congratulations - Very nice color as well. Looks like the plant is compact too, what is the leafspread?
 

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Congratulations - Very nice color as well. Looks like the plant is compact too, what is the leafspread?
Thanks! The longest leaf is 8inches. The plant width is 12inches. If I had staked it vertically, the overall height would have been 24inches tall.
 

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